Home Icon
The screen is simply beautiful on the HTC One X.

HTC One X: Europe gets a battery update, Australia not so much

By Leigh D. Stark | 2:03 pm 26/04/2012

As much as we loved the HTC One X – and we did, it’s awesome – we did feel a bit let down by the battery. Overseas, our friends in Europe will be receiving a fix for that. Australians on the other hand, well that’s another story.

According to reports overseas, the over-the-air fix released for the HTC One X can boost battery life by up to 20%, a push that could make the One X last longer than a day. In our review, we found that a regular day of usage – calls, social networking, taking pictures – would only net us a maximum of a day.

In this day and age, we seem to manage only a day or two max from of our smartphones, but when we can’t even hit a day, we get a little concerned, especially when the phone is excellent on all other counts.

Some reviews have suggested that if you don’t use the screen very often, the battery life will be excellent, possibly grabbing as much as two days life, but that wasn’t our experience.

The update could prove to be just what the HTC One X needs to be close to perfect, but it doesn’t look like Australians will be on the receiving end of that any time soon.

When asked about the update, HTC Australia told us:

“People love to do so much on their smartphones so it’s not surprising to see their battery needs increase. Battery life will vary widely depending on how each customer uses their phone.  At HTC we take power consumption very seriously and work closely with our chipset, display and battery partners to provide the best experience we can. At this stage we have no local announcements to make regarding the OTA update for the HTC One X but will provide an update when available.”

If you have a HTC One X, tell us in the Comments section below how you’re going with the battery life. Are you trying to avoid using the screen? Are you using the screen all the time and getting solid life? We’re keen to know.

Latest reviews

  • Review: HTC Desire 510

    What does $179 buy you in a phone? The answer is apparently 4G, and now Telstra is joining in with the whole budget 4G movement, with a small, fast,…
  • Review: Fitbit Charge

    If you feel like you need technology to help you out with that whole losing weight thing, Fitbit is here to help, and it’s hoping the Charge band gives…
  • A big deal: Huawei's Ascend Mate 7 reviewed

    Fancy a big phone with a huge price? Huawei may have the handset for you, and it may even have a leg up on quite a few of its…
  • Review: HP Omen 15

    HP returns to the gaming sector with a new laptop aimed at giving hardcore game lovers something new to pine over. Does it work, and is the Omen a…
  • Circular style: Motorola's Moto 360 reviewed

    We've seen a few smartwatches this year, but the first one that grabbed our attention when they were announced was Motorola's 360. Now we've seen and played with one,…
  • Life on the edge: Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge reviewed

    Phones are getting thinner, but the people making them are also getting more experimental, and that’s something we’re seeing in Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, a take on the phablet…
  • Pint-sized (near) perfection: Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet reviewed

    We've seen some solid word from Sony this year in its Xperia phones, and now it's time to see what happens when it applies that template to a tablet.
  • Review: Telstra WiFi 4G Advanced II

    Need fast speeds to go? Telstra is letting us check out the next generation of speeds on its network, now being upgraded to Category 6 with 300Mbps speeds.
  • Review: B&O Play BeoPlay A2

    It’s nice to see the premium electronics brands beginning to embrace trends, and now that we’re seeing a few top tier audio entities take a look at portable wireless…
  • Lenovo’s thin and light Yoga 3 Pro reviewed

    Tablets may well be taking over the computer space, but there are plenty of people out there who prefer a laptop, they just want them thinner and lighter. Fortunately,…

“How do you stop yourself from being caught out by these scam artists?”

Read More

Tell us…

Which smartwatch are you interested in buying?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

“There’s certainly no doubt that you can find a bargain, but like always, you get what you pay for.”

Read More